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Encore (1951) - Glynis Johns dives 80 feet into a "lake of flames"

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SPOILER ALERT! This clip is from the third story in MGM's W. Somerset Maugham anthology film ENCORE (1951). Oddly titled "The Gigolo and the Gigolette," it stars Glynis John as a nightclub performer who dives from an 80-feet platform into a "lake of flames" just five feet deep. Thinking her husband no longer loves her, she has lost her nerve. He realizes this...but is he too late? Harold French effectively directed this episode of the three-part ENCORE. I love the sound of the wind at the top of the platform and, of course, Glynis is wonderful as always. For more on classic movies and television, check out the Classic Film & TV Cafe, www.classicfilmtvcafe.com.